Thursday, September 13, 2007

When does a package of Ramen Noodles become part of a major science experiment?
When you cook it using water in its three states of matter. This was our science experiment for the day. After reading What Is The World Made Of? by Zoehfeld we started our lunch using solid water ice cubes. We heated them in a pot until they became liquid. When our pot started producing gaseous water we added the noodles. We also held a cold cookie sheet over the steam to show how water vapor can cool and condense to return to the liquid state. The kids had a lot of fun doing this and I was more than pleased that we were able to finish a science experiment and make lunch all at the same time. Bon appetite!


Misty said...

Whoa. You are WAY more qualified to teach home school then I could ever HOPE to be.

I did make banana bread muffins today, though.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I just put the book on hold at the library ... thanks for the idea :) !!

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea!